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Consultation Lays Bare Divide Over Future of Canadian Book Industry

Late this summer, as thousands of Canadians were playing with their coveted new Apple iPads, the government quietly disclosed that it was conducting a regulatory review of Apple and its entry into the electronic book market.  The review caught many by surprise, with some left wondering why any government intervention was needed for another offering in the popular iTunes store.

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes the answer lies in Canada’s longstanding cultural policy and the significant protections it establishes over the publication, distribution and sale of books.  These include restrictions on foreign entry into the Canadian marketplace that reserve majority ownership for Canadians on the premise that an open market would hamper the ability of Canadian authors, publishers and booksellers to compete.

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October 27, 2010 17 comments Columns

Consultation Lays Bare Divide Over Future of Canadian Book Industry

Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 24, 2010 as Laying Bare the Divide of Future of Book Industry Late this summer, as thousands of Canadians were playing with their coveted new Apple iPads, the government quietly disclosed that it was conducting a regulatory review of Apple and its entry […]

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October 27, 2010 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Booker Prize Nominee Digitization Plans

The Telegraph reports that there are negotiations underway to digitize all six nominees for the Booker Man Prize. The move would make the books widely available worldwide.  How about something similar for Giller or Governor General nominees?

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October 25, 2007 1 comment Must Reads